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‘I want it to look happy’

With help from generous donors, elementary teachers worked to make welcoming, kid-friendly space while following the rules of social distancing and sanitation...

Amid uncertainty, new protocols, there’s laughter, new connections

Junior Olivia Austin reflects on the first day of a very unique school year...

Kent ISD offers a mix of in-person, virtual instruction

Districts and Kent ISD staff have worked to get schools and programs ready for the 2020-2021 school year, while also adjusting to changing guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic...

The virtual classroom: 18 students, three screens and one busy teacher

Teaching online, from a classroom, requires multitasking and multiple screens for this fourth-grade teacher...

New online academy looks to provide paced learning, support

Approximately 25 percent of Kenowa Hills students -- about 300 -- opted for virtual learning to start the year...

Districts ponder how to keep students learning, engaged

Teachers are challenged to keep their style of instruction intact with students who are socially distanced and, often, not in the building at all...

Students return to classrooms for first time since March

'It’s a little different, and a little strange. ... but it seems like it’s going to be fine'...

In class, online, both? Parents, students wrestle with choices

Students, parents, teachers and others share their feelings about the start of this school year...

Making the best of it

Students, parents, teachers and others share their feelings about the start of this unprecedented school year...

Cedar Springs ready to help students succeed

Superintendent Scott Smith says preparations have been going well, thanks to the “grit and determination” of district staff...

Oh no, I’m late! Oh wait, I’m not

Teacher Matt Banta wakes up in a panic on the first day of school, in his video for students about starting the school year online

Wyoming to start school with two weeks remote, shift to in-person option

Superintendent Craig Hoekstra said the district is expecting about 55 percent of students to return in person and the remainder to stay remote on WPS Virtual...

Comstock Park offers hybrid or all virtual options

After surveying the community, the district settled on a hybrid option: Students will be divided into two groups and attend school on Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday...

Schools start remotely, offer choice of plans

Kenowa Hills Public Schools developed two options for the 2020-2021 school year: allowing families to choose between 100% face-to-face instruction or 100% virtual learning...

GRCC offering remote, in-person and hybrid classes

Faculty and staff are welcoming students back Aug. 31 using four different styles of instruction to meet varying needs while using strict safety measures...

Lowell Area Schools taking a hybrid approach to fall

Interim Superintendent Nate Fowler is overseeing a complex return-to-school plan involving both online and hybrid in-person options...
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